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Oct 18, 2012 2:00am PDT
trying to fix them but engaging the public in new ways would help a lot. >> president farrell: thank you. any other member of the public that wishes to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. again, i want to thank everyone for coming out, especially the civil grand jury and those members of the public who had strong feelings one way or the other. at this time the board of supervisors, we've been asked to respond to a number of the findings and recommendations of the civil grand jury. and so what i thought president chiu i know will be back momentarily but what i thought i'd do was run through one by one about the ones we been asked to respond to and give the recommendations as we run through those. and i'm going to take this subject matter by subject matter as opposed to just findings and recommendations. so finding one, the city through the sf arts commission and gfta devotes -- in more generous amounts than any other municipality in the united states. i think the answer there is because the study hasn't been completed would be -- guess agree partially. we're proud of what we
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
conducted and the timeframe. >> president farrell: so when i suggest in six months to have the director come back, and provide an evaluation, and -- of all of those potential options, and i would like to hear from tom after six months going forward. would that be sufficient enough? >> uh-huh. >> sure. i'll go along with six months. and i'm not going to be here in six months but i would say i think a charter amendment is something i would completely disagree with. i think there would have to be a lot of things that would fail before we would take a very extreme step of trying to amend our charter in this regard. i think that's a lot longer away than six months, but six months study is fine. >> president farrell: all right. sounds good. to the civic art collection section, finding no. 9, the civic art collection is a vast assemblage representing a substantial cultural and financial asset of the city and county, i would fully agree. finding no. 10, promotion of the collection -- attraction of the city is limited. i'm going to suggest we partiallpartially disagree. it could be a lot more bu
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 7:30pm PDT
six months, but six months study is fine. >> president farrell: all right. sounds good. to the civic art collection section, finding no. 9, the civic art collection is a vast assemblage representing a substantial cultural and financial asset of the city and county, i would fully agree. finding no. 10, promotion of the collection -- attraction of the city is limited. i'm going to suggest we partiallpartially disagree. it could be a lot more but i suggest with the funds that are available that the arts commission is doing what theg. and i think a lot of civil grand jury points i found in my first year and a half of the board we receive a lot of things we'd like to do but it is based upon funding and resources that we can't do everything we want so i suggest we partially disagree but that means we are partially agreeing with it. finding 13, the inventory and cataloging function is dedicated to a single staff member and two interns which is insufficient. my understanding from the arts commission is that there's actually one -- registrar, a full times collections project manager, part tim
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. thank you. >> president farrell: thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon, mr. chairman, supervisor elsbernd, john gul gullenner, the chair of the coit tower effort. it is 78 years old born after the arts commission charter was created and the murals painted the following year. i want to thank richard rothman for championing the preservation of the coit tower mules and he and city guides for literally being up there week after week, showing people who had no idea what they're looking at, what it's about, what san francisco has. and jane blachly whose father has an oil painting. there are four or five oil paintings. her fearlt's painting is a good example of what's missing at coit tower. there is not a tag next to her father's painting saying who painted it. it's fallen off years ago. we want to pay attention to the grand jury's report recommendation which blame a dysfunctional dynamic between rec and park and the art commission that we hope the board will help fix. as to art funding -- get zero funding for the coit collection. not 1% of what coit towers brings in, and th
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
challenges we see here and championing a new day at the arts commission. >> president farrell: well thanks for your response and your time and i guess welcome and look forward to working together for sure in times to come. and any questions? all right. so thank you very much. i know there are a number of other city departments that were present before and i know we had a delayed start so i don't know who is left. but if there are folks that are left that want to come speak, we see you there. anyone, i will offer you guys the opportunity if any departments want to speak. i'd say line up like public comment but why don't you come on forward and we'd love to hear from you. thanks. >> regina, office of small business. good afternoon. i just wanted to make a note that our office was asked to respond to a recommendation that the street artists program move over to the office of small business. while in discussion with the commission in our office, we don't think it's within our purview to make a direct recommendation in terms of that, that that is a decision-making matter for either the a
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 11:00am PDT
supervisor farrell and others to look at things that we could tweak about the composition or the reporting, so that it is more effective. i have heard a number of concerns over time about whether it's being too -- no effective enough -- no enough -- we certainly have a general obligation bond oversight committee and we have bond oversight at the city college. so we have a more tradition of bond oversight than in the past. if this is not extended my understanding is that there would be effectively no oversight of the literally billions of dollars of [pwo-pbts/]s bonds that the puc has. so i would just offer those comments. on the legislation itself, sorry i did read it online 9-10, there there is no reference to section 1. there are section 2 and 3. unless you have any questions, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> through the chair to our city attorney real quick. does that make sense to have that in there, section 1? >> yes. >> we have it online? >> right under "be it ordained." >> can i take time to answer the question why we put 2013 into the legislation? soly so i will give you an ho
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ready to go. >> president farrell: clarification, i was watching the giants. madam clerk, please call items 2 and 3 together. >> item 2 is a hearing and item 3 is a resolution. >> president farrell: thank you very much. and from the mayor's office, if you want to come forward. >> hello. my name is leo chee, budget officer with the mayor. thank you for having this hearing and thanks to the service for the grand jury for your report on the arts commission. on behalf of the mayor's office, i really want to acknowledge that the arts commission has had challenges in the past as we've seen in the controller's audit in the past, but i also want to say that i'm very excited that under the leadership of the new director of cultural affairs, tom -- i think we have made a lot of progress at the arts commission moving forward on the better systems, and management that we want to see at the arts commission. so i do really want to recognize that in theort there is a number of findings and recommendations, and i'm excited that the department has begun making progress on a large number of them.
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:30pm PDT
, chair kim and supervisor farrell and supervisor campos, good to see you guys in action doing the city's work. i am former supervisor tony hall and i was the writer and author of prop p that was passed in november of 2002, and matt gonzalez co-sponsored that. now there was eminent need for the oversight committee because prop e eliminated thevores from weighing in, eliminated the need for voters to approve revenue bonds and we're not talking about hundreds of millions, but we're talking about billions. so the prop p, the revenue bond oversight committee was of eminent importance. that is why it passed overwhelmingly. what was its mission? how revenue bond were managed by the puc and city? how were they going to do this? obviously they had to employ outside agency for outside audits and what happens is that the mayor at that time, mr. gavin newsom, along with the controller, mr. ed harrington who later became the general manager of the puc undermined the revenue bond oversight committee so they would have complete control over the monies and eliminating public oversight. the proof
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. supervisor campos? present. is president chiu? present. elsbernd present. farrell absent. kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, given the fact our colleague supervisor farrell and his wife just had a baby, kane farrell who clocked in at 9 pounds 8 ounces if we could have a notion to excuse supervisor farrell today. without objection, he shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, would you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> unless a member would like to discuss an item it shall be severed and considered separately. >> colleaguesv, any items to be severed? roll call on items 1, through 3. >> supervisor olague? olague aye. wiener aye. supervisor average los? avalos? aye. campos aye. chiu aye. supervisor chu aye. supervisor kim aye. supervisor mar aye. there are 10 ayes. >> th
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 2:30pm PDT
matter. >> president farrell: can i ask you a quick question. obviously there have been lots of changes, personnel changes. have you had a chance to interact with the current staff? >> yes, we have. >> to your satisfaction in terms of time and so forth? because obviously if we have new staff they may have different ideas, hopefully stronger ideas, perhaps they're going to cure some of the past ills. i want to ask your opinion on that. >> we have done that. we do find a great deal of hope that the new staff will make great strides. and i think the morale that we have found as a result of that has improved. however, that's not enough to sort of stand on your laurels. the structure of the board is wrong. for the 2012 responsibilities of this commission. and we want to make that clear, that that's our position, based upon everything that we have learned in the past year of investigation. >> president farrell: thank you. >> the commission puts a higher priority on matters other than conserving the articles that are part of the collection, for maintaining the collection, for catalogin
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
farrell: thank you. >> the commission puts a higher priority on matters other than conserving the articles that are part of the collection, for maintaining the collection, for cataloging the collection, and for exhibiting the collection. the collection, which should be, is not a city attraction. i don't know if you knew about the collection before you walked into this room, or read our report. but it's a big deal. i mean it's $90 million, 4,000 things. they do have mention of it on their website. they do have an iphone app but it's limited and incomplete and it really doesn't take advantage to show off the importance of what it is. and that's something that really should be done. and i think one can say that to some degree, even for me personally, before i joined the grand jury, the arts collection was a great city mystery. the budget for maintaining the art collection is unfortunately minimal. it's budgeted for 75,000 for maintenance of the art collection, and we learned that a good portion of that funding is used for graffiti abatement. which doesn't leave much money to sort of
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
committee to january 1, 2018. >> sponsor of that legislation is here, supervisor farrell. >> the revenue bond oversight committee was started by proposition p and i want to acknowledge former supervisor hall here. thank you for being here. monitoring and reports publicly about the public unumprovidents commission expenditure of revenue bond proceeds and there according with proposition p set to expire in 2013, january 1, so just a few months away unless extended by ordinance of the board. right now the puc is expected to complete its water system improvement program in a number of years in september of 2016. so there are years to go on spending those bonds and it's going to initiate work on its wastewater system improvement program, which will continue beyond 2020 and will include billions of dollars of public expenditures. while i understand people have ideas about the flaws, current oversight is important talking about spending billions in san francisco. i would like to call on kevin chang the chair of the revenue bond oversight committee currently to talk about the committee i
SFGTV
Oct 21, 2012 9:30pm PDT
. supervisor elsbernd? elsbernd aye, supervisor farrell? >> aye >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar aye. >> supervisor olague? >> no >> supervisor campos? >> no. >> campos no, president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> chu aye. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> there are eight ayes and three nos. this resolution is adopted-game item 11 is a resolution authorizing the recreation and park department to accept and expend a conservation grant in amount of $131,000 from the california department ever parks and recreation for the twin peaks. >> roll call vote. (roll call vote ) there are eleven ayes. >> this resolution is adopt [ gavel ] . >> item 124 21 authorization the director of public works to execute an amendment to the construction management services agreement for the laguna honda hospital replacement program. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is adopted [ gavel ] . >> item 13, resolution authorizing the department of public works to accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of $1,381,000 from the metropolitan transportation commission. >> same house, same call. th
SFGTV
Oct 23, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent agenda and if want to called separately we. >> colleagues any separate? >> (calling roll). there are ten aye's. >> those ordinances are finally passed and approved. next item. >> next item is to administrator the san
SFGTV
Oct 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
mark farrell. >> welcome. >> again, i'm a legislative aid to supervisor farrell. i'll be speaking on behalf of him today. the legislation that is before you today, it's clean-up legislation to supervisor farrell's payroll expense tax exclusion that was before this commission earlier this year. the original intent of the original legislation was for small businesses to take advantage of this from 2012 to 2015. and it was actually drafted before the gross receipts ballot initiative that's on the ballot cycle, that language had been finalized, which included, if that had passed it, our legislation would not go into effect. but we realize now with the legislation, with the gross receipts file initiative, small businesses won't be able to have their payroll expense tax rate reduced until 2014. so, to stick with the original intent of our legislation for 2012 to 2015, this actually prevents the termination of the event -- of the gross receipts tax passing. the original legislation and this legislation has the support of five of supervisor farrell's colleagues. campos, elsbernd, chiu, weane
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 10:00pm PDT
." [ laughter ] and i think that sedsays it all. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> [ applause ] . >> i too want to compliment the creative director on the stickers. thank you, to all coming out. and i'm very happy to support this. >> thank you, supervisor farrell. >> again, i just wanted to thank everybody, as everyone has already said. while our office was really happy to carry this through to implementation and bring it to the full board this legislation really came through the input of residents and advocates. you had worked on this issue for years before i had even come into the office and i'm happy to bring this forward to the full board. i think they are some really good fixes within our public health code that will provide us more information and the data that we need to effectively utilize the resources that we do have to combat bed bug infestation in the city. not just by complaints, but by pest control operator abatement will help us understand the scope of this throughout the city of san francisco. i did have a number of amendments, which i had articu
SFGTV2
Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and county of san francisco home of the world series champions giants. i am supervisor mark farrell. i am the chair of the committee and joined by supervisor chiu and will be joined by supervisor elsbernd. i want to thank the staff for covering today's meeting. madam clerk do we have any announcements? >> yes. please make sure to silent any electronic devices and items acted upon today will be on the agenda anyplace otherwise stated. q. can you do item one and two together please? >> item one is a hearing and resolution and "deja vu all over again: san francisco's technology needs a culture shock." >> thank you very much. president chiu. >> thank you mr. chair. i wanted to make a couple of introductory comments and thank you for taking part in this hearing and in particular i want to thank the civil grand jury report for looking at this topic. i decided to bring with me today these folders. these folders represent all of the documents i have been looking at in the last couple of years on this specific topic and in particular let me just title a couple of the reports i have on this.
SFGTV
Oct 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
motion to approve the minutes. motion by commissioner avalos. seconded by commissioner farrell. we will take that without objection. >> on item two. roll call. campos, >> roll call taken. item passes. >> if you can please call item number three. >> report, this is an information item. thank you very much. colleagues i have a very brief report today. we had two significant transportation events. on october 11th, we hosted the u.s. secretary of transportation, ray lahood as well as our house minority leader, nancy pelosi at at ceremony to mark the approval of the federal government grant for the central subway. this is a commitment of almost a billion dollars to a project that has been on i books for a very long time. we want to take this opportunity to congratulate the sfmta on reaching that important mile stone and thank everyone involved in making that funding possible. of course, including the members of the board that have been supportive for this and advocated for this project and our star that have been working on this. secondly, on october 12th, we marked a major milestone. we hav
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
questions to sheriff's counsel? supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thanks. so just to be clear, on the timing issue, we've talked about this, ability and i know it's cn the briefs, your position is that mr. mirkarimi had no responsibilities towards the sheriff's department at all prior to the swearing in day. is that correct? >> i think the -- it's not necessarily that he had no responsibilities per se, but he had no duties of office. of course a person who's elected has certain responsibilities that we commonly understand, that they need to get ready to assume office. but that's not a duty, per se. because they're not actually in office yet. so i think we can distinguish between the responsibility that an elected official has to prepare for assuming office between the time of election and the time that they're actually in office. >> supervisor campos: and if i could also talk -- madam city attorney, you offer a different opinion that it attaches basically on election day. is that correct? >> yes, that's!cbgc correct. >> supervisor campos: but no and therefore it's -- that's-iuñ w
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thanks, president chiu. madam city attorney, to follow up on that line of questioning though, on one hand you say it should be easy to determine what is misconduct or not. on the other hand you say it's fact specific. i think commissioner hur's comments does that not invite subjectivity and gets us back to what the question is here, about clear delineation and having security and not the future abuse this potentially in the future, not to say anybody in this room or the current mayor, but anyone in the future, have a real clear sense of what this means. more about that because it seems very contradictory right now. >> you know, i guess the way to approach that is to point out that the simple fact that there are facts involved, and that you have to take the facts into consideration, and that there are many different permeantations that could possibly come up, doesn't make a rule too unwieldy, or too unpredictable or too arbitrary. one of the reasons why it's not arbitrary there is an entire body of case law to look to for guidance that has weigh
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 3:30pm PDT
>> supervisor farrell: thank you for the time and for everyone's effort and your presentation. you did a remarkable job up there for so long. we're going to hear from the arts commission now and i know there are other departments here, but i think everyone on the board, and i think in the city would agree our arts are an important part of our legacy and also what keeps our neighborhoods vibrant and a great place to be. thank you for being the watchdog. appreciate it. at this time would the mayor office talk already but do we want to go to the arts commission unless i can give the arts commission another opportunity if they want to have -- if they have any follow follow-up comments. >> thank you again. leo chee, budget director with the mayor's office. i want to reiterate my thanks to the civil grand jury for your work and your interest in improving our city and the arts commission. i did want to just summarize some of the thoughts in the mayor's office about the report and the recommendations. i think we all agree that there has been challenges in the past and i think we're all in
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT
elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim no. >> supervisor mar? >> no. >> mar no. >> supervisor olague? >> no. >> supervisor wiener? >> wiener, aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> no avalos no. >> supervisor campos? >> no. >> campos no. >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> chu aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> [kho*-efrp/] aye. >> there are six ayes and five nos. the resolution is adopted. item 24. >> resolution authorizing the fire department to accept and expend a grant in the amount of approximately $1.50 million to upgrade and repace it's self-contained breathing apparatus inventory. >> roll call vote." on item 24 supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar aye. >> supervisor olague? >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener? wiener aye. >> supervisor avalos aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu ? >> chiu aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> eleven ayes? >> the resolution is adopted. item 25. ordinance amending th
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >> commissioner olague. >> kind of along the lines of commissioner farrell's questions, i think, but we get a lot of complaints about the shuttles and definitely about the tour busses and we're working on the, we have a conversation going now in our office with the tour bus operators and neighbors and the mta on the issue of the tour busses and the impact that they have. i know supervisor chiu has been working on some letion legislation but we're hoping to come up with some legislation to address some of the impacts they have had on the city. so the tour busses specifically, right? so with the shuttles it seems it me that on the down side i guess is a whole idea that it just kind of strengthens the whole bedroom community thinking around san francisco. i've heard some criticism in that sense, but that aside, the shuttles, it seems it me, are causing certain impacts in terms of the things that commissioner farrell mentioned which have to do with using, you know, with, like, slowing down traffic. i don't know if they've interrupted muni service or not but they usually use them, our muni stops and s
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. supervisor elsbernd? elsbernd present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, could we have a motion to excuse hrchu? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor olague without objection, she shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our september 13th and september 25th, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor cohen, second by supervisor campos, without objection those meetings are approved. madam clerk, are there 012a communications? >> there are no communications, mr. president. >> can you read our consent agenda? >> items 1 and 2 comprise the consent agenda. these items are considered routine, however
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
. please come up. >> supervisors kim, farrell, campos, i wish to testify anonymously. i have a few random thoughts on bed bugs, the spread of bed bugs. first of all, i don't think we have a clue as to how pervasive bed bugs are in san francisco. a thoughtfully constructed survey needs to be devised and implemented. supervisor kim i would suggest that there isn't an apartment building in the tenderloin free of bed bugs. the tenderloin is densely populated. a low-income area, old and neglected buildings, an area in other words vulnerable to their spread. no. 2, interest there is no consistently effective treatment that i am aware of. 3, the treatment protocols do not encourage maximum cooperation because in effect they ask the tenant to turn their abode upside down and inside out. also, although there is a significant number of victims that are allergic to bed bug bites, there are those who are not bothered by them, which might not encourage this particular population to cooperate. you will have so excuse me, i'm a slow talker. generally, pcos are incompetent and expensive. they are using p
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. >> colleagues roll call on this item. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar, marr aye. >> supervisor olague. >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> campos aye. >> president chiu. >> chue aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen, aye, >> there are eleven ayes. >> item 29 a motion appointing annemarie fortier, susana russo and sharie o'neill, >> same house, same call. >> motion approved item 30. >> motion appointing paul giussi to the graffiti advisory board. >> same house, same call, item approved. >> >> item 31 is approved. >> item 32 is a motion appointing bruce oka term ending april 27th 2013 to the sunshine ordinance task force. >> colleagues same house same call. this motion is approved. item 33. >> item 33 is a motion apointing supervisor eric mar term ending november 28,2013 to the california state association of counties board of directors. >> colleagues do we have a motion to , second and without objection, roll call vote. >> on al
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 7:30am PDT
thank you, president chiu. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, supervisor campos. well, colleagues, andyz,i members of the public, i think it is a sad situation that we are here tonight. you know, what has happened over the last nine months has obviously brgy;8)t lot of unwanted spotlight not only on our city and the sheriff's department, i've found it personally wrenching that4 h7knm obviously pit family members against each other and, you know, with the young boyrh involved as well. and i agree with what supervisor campos said earlier and ii"ñh think everyone has echoed no one takes pleasure in being here tonight. this is not fun ata?b>÷ all. in terms of the issue at hand for me, obviously the crime is a fact. it's whether or not it's official misconduct. i want to talk about a few issuesú m=ñ i struggled with. with the dialogue with the city@j'Ñ attorney's office earlier you know, i did reject that notion i did have serious issues with the notion of mr. mirkarimi not being sworn in but being the sheriff-elect. but at thhí )hju$e day as president chiu did
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Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
supervisor farrell aye supervisor kim heir supervisor mar aye [stkpwhr*-rts/] supervisor olague heir supervisor wiener aye supervisor avalos aye supervisor campos aye is >> president chiu aye supervisor chu aye supervisor cohen aye there are eleven ayes. >> the resolutions are adopted. item 37. item 37 resolution urging the board of supervisors to support statewide education funding intives to help san francisco public educational system. >> supervisor wiener? >> if supervisor mar would like to speak first. >> this is both as a funding measure for our schools and i think prop 38 has been controversial recently, but i will just say that prop 30 is the governor's measure that would help prevent serious cuts to our schools. it's supported not only by the california teachers association, but the california federation of teachers and many, many different groups from the california school board associations to others and our board of education supports both. prop 38 is our children and our future local schools and bond debt reduction act. it would actually support early childhood education
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Oct 22, 2012 8:00am PDT
and i want to thank supervisors kim, campos and farrell. i have not experienced bed bugs in my building. i live in the 16th street hotel. many other people have. this bed bug legislation will cause a manager -- will ensure the managers will have train curriculum on exactly what and how to deal with bed bugs, inspectors and the dph to make sure managers don't just say that they took care of. it they will have to prove that they took care of it. this legislation would give tenants peace of mind. managers would have to fulfill their obligations or be issued a violation from the dph and i would be on their tails to make sure that they do their jobs. as a tenants' right organizer i'm known in the mission district as the tro for the sro from hell. thank you. [ laughter ] >> thank you. i'm going to call a few more speakers. rd. >> good afternoon my name is michael harrington with the mission sro collaborative on dolores street and live in the dog patch area in the mission. i have been living there for over ten years and i have had bed bugs twice in that period of time in 2007 and in 2
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 7:30am PDT
, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] and again i know that supervisor farrell was not here at our last committee hearing. we did hear from mr. daniel weaver, miss veronica garcia, mr. henry kevane and mr. william walker who just spoke again just now. so thank you to the other applicants who are here again today. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madame chair. and thank you to all of the applicants who have come out. and for your interest in serving the city and county of for instance. it's always hard when you have more applicants that you have seats. i think any one of these applicants would do a great job in this position. so it's unfortunate that we only have six seats for nine applicants. so my hope is that whatever happens if for some reason you are not celebritied or appointed that you will continue to be engaged. people's schedules change, and their ability to do this may not be there. so i would keep -- i would hope that people would remain involved. i do have a quick question through the chair to the city attorney. is it possible if someone applied for a seat to appoin
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 4:30pm PDT
farrell's office specifically explained what i was looking for, two -- and ms. hobson. if they want to count that as a third request i thought of it more as a clarification. that was july 29. the documents that i think are very important here that weren't reviewed -- that were not provided until august 20 are related to the inspection. so if you notice i didn't talk about inspections at the first hearing. the other two document is the 610 permit, the approved plans. >> vice president fung: those were the ones that you provided copies to us. >> yes. i provided only some. i didn't want to give you all of them. it's lots of pages. >> vice president fung: thank you. >> commissioner lazarus: you just stated and i believe it's in some of our material that you made requests in june. the department responded that the materials, the information was ready. they did not hear back from you for almost a month. can you explain that lapse please. >> the first things i requested included the plans and the notes from the project. and i was contacted by two different people. i did not realize that there were
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> supervisor farrell: okay. i want to get back to the timing question that you talked about earlier. there is an act that happened on december 31st, and then your brief talks a lot about subsequent behavior. and then an ultimate plea on march 12, i believe. i know you talked about and your brief talks about having not just the act on december 31 but the entire course of conduct be part of this -- you want us to consider the whole body of work, if you will. one question though i think it was competing between your brief and the attorneys for mr. mirkarimi's brief -- >> president chiu: speak into the mic, it's hard for folks to hear. >> supervisor farrell: competing arguments between briefs about the plea in and of itself. and i want to get a clarification. i understand the plea was a result of actions that occurred on december 31. but i want to be clear because your brief, to me, suggested that a plea, in and of itself, is another act of misconduct, or another criminal act. and if that were to be the case well then you'd have a plea based upon that criminal conduct and that would jus
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
for mr. seat 4. so we do have two more seats. supervisor farrell? >> given that i wasn't here last week i would defer to my colleagues. i was impressed by those who came out and spoke today and thank you. and mr. mauroff, i'm glad to see has been mentioned, but i am happy to defer to my colleagues for seat 2, i think mr. rita evans would be great for the bart riders' interest, especially someone riding [pwa-rlt/] everyday to the east bay and i think you would be very well-suited to that see the. which only leaves one remaining see the, seat 1. >> again, i think any of these individuals would do a great job for see seat 1 and it's hard to choose, but i will say nicole agbayani for see the 1. >> we have a motion for nicole agbayani, the manager at the excelsior action group. so we have nominations for each of the six seats and it's great to see such an interesting around the balboa station to make sure that we're dedicating the interest and attention that is needed. so i just wanted to again repeat the motion that we have before us. we have nicole agbayani for seat 1, miss evans for
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, supervisor mark farrell,, golden gate national recreation area, the golden gate national parks conserve advance si, the fort mason center, presidio trust, st. francis yacht club, national parks service, dynamo donuts, the merchant's association, city yachts, micro soccer league, the marina property's association, san francisco marina harbor association, joan jerardo, we posted at the degaussing station and supervisor ferrell's newsletter for the month of september, there are two articles in the marina times, it is a free publication which is distributed to the pacific heights and marina neighborhoods. thus far, we've received a lot of community feedback on this project. we have a lot of support on this project including at marina community station, fort mason center, golden gate yacht mrub, the presidio ymca, the mission merchant's association, the golden gate restaurant association, the chamber of commerce, the national parks conservancy, the last meeting, a couple of the restaurant managers did come out to support this endeavor, as well as two of the landlords, drakes east ba
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 12:35am PDT
at how big that sketch became? >> well, when we did it, with the great will farrell and he was hilarious. but there was no way to know that it would catch on like that and -- >> jimmy: do people stop you on the street and -- >> yes. yes. [ laughter ] no, it haunts me, it follows me around. [ laughter ] and, yeah. i did a play a couple of years ago in new york and people would bring cow bells. [ laughter ] and bang them at the curtain call. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's awful. but i remember -- do you remember -- it wasn't even that good at dress rehearsal. [ light laughter ] the sketch was okay. >> it was very funny. >> jimmy: at dress rehearsal. oh, no, the real air show was unbelievable. >> with, will was playing the cowbell. >> jimmy: he was on fire. i remember this, like, the first -- the dress rehearsal version was fine and it was funny and it was -- there was a -- what is the name of the band, i'm forgetting now? blue oyster cult. >> yes. and so it was "behind the music, blue oyster cult" and basically the whole gist of the sketch was christopher would come back out and s
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 2:00pm PDT
recognize supervisor mark farrell for his outstanding leadership and collaborative approach in addressing this key issue. and i know that as we did with pension reform, we'll be able to work together to overcome this challenge and develop a plan that will address our long-term challenge of sustainably funding the commitments we have made. as well as developing ways to proactively address rising health care costs. as a final note while we can and we should and we will focus on consensus measures to address this challenge, i would also like to suggest that the board of supervisors is able to take measures now to address this issue. it is tempting to commit the entirety of today's resources to today's problems. but we also need to take into account the needs of tomorrow. saving isn't the most thrilling thing to do, but i know that you value the long-term fiscal health of our city, supervisors just as i do and you will make decisions that benefit the city today, as well as in the future. thank you. our final question by supervisor campos. thank you. thank you mr. mayor. it's good to see you.
SFGTV2
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
invite you to read with us at 4070 farrell. thank you for your work. additional public comment? >> david -- i do not fill out a speaker card. i want to recognize brian smith and his good work for the department. he left last thursday due to family employment situation. he was the it manager for city planning. he did a great job responding to public requests, managing operations and doing a lot of the things that made your work possible in the work of the other planners. i want to thank him publicly for his good work and i look forward to filling that position with someone hopefully nearly as capable as that is even possible. thank you. >> any additional general public comment? seeing then we will onto the next item. >> commissioners you are now at public comment on agenda items where the public hearing has been closed. at this time members of the public may address you on item 6 on your calendar; it has been heard in the public hearing, the public was allowed to testify, and the hearing was closed. before you take your final action, the public is allowed to speak once again on
KRON
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? >> aye. >> superrierdz cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor farrell. there are 7 aye s and 4 nos. >> given the motion required 9 to pass, it is not approved. the charges against mirkarimi are not sustained. >> this vote is a defeat for san francisco mayor, ed lee, who wanted mirkarimi removed from office. you're looking at a live look from outside san francisco city hall where the meeting just wrapped up. 7 supervisors voted to sustain the charges of official misconduct. 4 voted to reinstate. he pleaded guilty in march to fall imprisonment charges related to an argument he had on new year's eve he had with his wife. he is currently on probation and in domestic violence counseling. it's unclear when he will get back to work. >>> gasoline prices at another record high today. take a look at the gas prices from aaa. san francisco at $4.74, oakland $4.68. san jose, $4.67. price relief could come any day. officials are making the less extensive winter blend fuel. but don't expect the prices to drop by a significant amount. >> we probably will maintain over the $4 mark. but we will probably be paying
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